The Industrial Revolution has escalated into all-out warfare. Sixteen years have passed since the Heterodyne Boys, benevolent adventurers and inventors, disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Today, Europe is ruled by the Sparks, dynasties of mad scientists ruling over - and terrorizing - the hapless population with their bizarre inventions and unchecked power, while the downtrodden dream of the Heterodynes’ return. At Transylvania Polygnostic University, a pretty, young student named Agatha Clay seems to have nothing but bad luck.
"Ever wanted visuals while audio book listening?"
It all begins on one of the worst days of Lily's life. She just lost the London leg of the 1823 Airship Grand Prix. To top it off, a harlequin fleeing from constables shoved a kaleidoscope down her pants, told her to fly to Venice, then threw himself from her airship tower. What's a girl to do? For Lily, the answer is easy: Drink absinthe and smoke opium.
When Lady Arabella Trunkett's father, the High Lord Minister of Urbannia, is kidnapped, all clues point to the mysterious country of Gandiss, throwing the world into political upheaval. Arabella is convinced that the more sinister nation of Carabarras is actually to blame, urged on by a mad scientist seeking revenge. So, she sets out on a perilous airship journey across a variety of exotic locales to save him, and to halt the potential world war.
När kommundirektör Hemmi Elstelä med sin magnumrevolver i handen fyrar av startskottet för ett sprinterlopp väcks en slumrande tävlingshunger plötsligt till liv inom honom. Han sätter själv av i full karriär, iförd grå kostym och spikskor. Hemmi vinner loppet, men förlorar sitt arbete. Ingen skada skedd, tycker Hemmi som snart hittar ett nytt jobb vid traktens tegelfabrik, som den visionäre fabrikör Liljeroos högra hand.På tegelfabriken väntar nya utmaningar....
In Book 3 of the Tom Swift series, Tom Swift and His Airship, our hero, Tom Swift, with the help of his new friend, balloonist John Sharp, builds an amazing airship. It's part dirigible, part airplane, and totally amazing, with a 20-cylinder motor and the ability to land on tall buildings in a single bound. Once again, the redhaired bully Andy Foger plots against Tom, but once again, he is foiled by our hero. Every chapter is a cliffhanger loaded with excitement.
Matt Cruse is a cabin boy on the Aurora, a huge airship that sails hundreds of feet above the ocean. One night he meets a dying balloonist who speaks of beautiful creatures drifting through the skies. It is only after Matt meets the balloonist's granddaughter that he realizes that the man's ravings may, in fact, have been true, and that the creatures are completely real and utterly mysterious.
"A rollicking adventure the family* can enjoy"
Lady Arabella Trunkett's adventures continue as she seeks to rescue Rett after he's kidnapped in Moro. Bounty hunters, eager for the fortune offered by the Baron, spirit Rett off to the smuggling king's hidden compound. Belle and her friends sail Rett's airship, knowing he will never escape without their help once he's with the evil Baron, deep in the dangerous Nabu Rainforest. Lady Arabella soon faces a perilous journey filled with larger than life man-eating beasts.
In volume number eight of the Tom Swift series by Victor Appleton, narrated by John Michaels, our hero, Tom Swift, takes his airship, the Red Cloud, and his friends above the Arctic Circle in search of gold. They find the gold, but not without dealing with savage Indians, scoundrels, violent storms, and of course the evil Fogers. Please note that some of the language, attitudes, and references, although acceptable when this book was copyrighted in 1911, are not politically correct today.
The adventure continues as Lady Arabella, Rett and friends chase after the evil Dr. Krakov in hopes they can stop his attack on Aereopolis. Faced with albino cannibal pygmies, snow monsters and angry mountain men, while fighting devastating storms against impossible odds, they are forced to use every possible resource to stay alive. Krakov escapes all attempts to thwart him and rains his deadly automatons on the capital city in a conflagration that will spread to the entire world.
Captain Errol enjoys his command of The Heavyfoot airship, but there is nothing he enjoys more than beer with conversation, and in this playful and funny story from N. Jacob Wright, the storytelling is grand! Listen along as Errol describes his heroic battle against a vicious wyvern. Don’t pay too close attention to the details... Errol never does.
"Old short story"
Tom Swift in Captivity is book number 13 of the Tom Swift series. In this adventure Tom, Ned, Mr. Damon and Eradicate travel to South America in search of a tribe of giants. Sam Preston, the owner of a large circus puts Tom and his friends on the trail of these huge creatures. Of course our hero and his friends passed through numerous hazards wild animals, and of course the dastardly bad guy. Travel along as John W. Michaels narrates this early piece of Americana.
This audiobook contains a collection of short stories by the famous 20th-century Russian romantic writer Alexander Grin (real name: Alexander S. Grinevsky [1880-1932]). Known for his fast-paced tales of daring adventure and tender romance, Grin's classic stories will delight contemporary audiences as much as the did his original audience.
Taking place a generation after The Talismans of Shannara, The Voyage of the Jerle Shannara: Ilse Witch opens with the discovery of a body. Only two people understand its significance: Walker Boh, the last of the Druids and a familiar character to Shannara fans, and the Ilse Witch, a beautiful but dark young woman who wields a potent magic. Thus begins the voyage of the Jerle Shannara in a race to uncover the mystery, which of course includes an unusual cast of characters.